Southern Nevada and Tonopah Basin

Crescent Peak Arrastra

I visited a fairly modern arrastra in Southern Nevada in 2019. It is mostly intact with the drag stones still in place. That is a rare find!

The district was worked prehistorically for turquoise but there are some small gold deposits here. A shallow shaft and other prospects are behind the arrastra on the hill.

Sadly, the wash has undercut the arrastra and the whole thing has cracked in half.

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